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Sunday, July 18, 2010

I have many things to share with you since my last post. I'll start with the finished picture of my Tyler Flower Basket rug and pattern. I'm pleased with the way it turned out.
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One of the gals in Tyler was working on this pattern in nice soft muted colors of red, yellow, blue, purple and white. Below is a picture of it in progress.
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Hopefully, she send me a picture of it when it is done.

Next up are a few pictures of rugs from the camp in Alabama. I only have a few photos. The first one is Elaine's foot stool. Elaine is such a dear person and incrediblely talented. It is a Kim Nixon pattern and hooked to perfection. Elaine finished the hooking portion of the stool at camp and put it together at home. The colors in the rug are wonderful colors of teal, lavender, purple, peaches, blues and creams. Sorry about the size of the photo...Elaine sent me a photo and I scanned it and this is the only size I can produce. Obviously, this picture does not do this rug justice. It is so much better in person!
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Next up is my triangle sheep pattern that Jamie hooked.Photobucket The colors in the triangles of this rug are fabulous. And the dark sheep, is simply divine. She inverted one of the triangles in the rug and I just love that about this rug. Jamie is a sweetie and a hooking machine. She was also working on two other rugs that were awesome as well. She is also a fabulous knitter and had the most incredible long shawl at camp. I just about bought it but changed my mind at the last minute. I wish I had a picture of it to show you as it was awesome.
The next picture is of Penny's fun rug. Photobucket When I met her, she told me that lime green was a nuetral for her. Ok......well when we started pulling her wool for the rug, we picked hot pink and vibrant orange and neon purple and the colors were worked well together. When the time came for the background color, a color that had to be muted to go with the brighter colors....what color do you think I chose? I chose a wool that I always use when I néed a little spark in my rugs. That color was lime green! I nearly died when I chose it as Penny's first comment to me was " Lime Green is a nuetral for me"! I love this rug! The colors are fantastic and it taught me a ton about color. Penny is one of the funniest gals I've met in a long time. She had me in tears most of the time!
That's it for now....I've been working on some new Halloween rugs, that I'll share in future posts. Maria

8 comments:

Lori said...

Love how your Tyler Flower Basket came out Maria. It's just wonderful! Also enjoyed seeing your designs worked by others.

Kim said...

Your rug is beautiful. I love the colors you used. Great collections of photos from the camp too. Lots of bright funky rugs!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Love your Tyler Flower Basket! Hope you are finding some time to enjoy your summer besides at camp! :)

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful hooking methods at Tyler Star of TX! Jo

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Me, too ~ love your new design! And I love the rug with the lime green neutral!!!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Love your Tyler Flower Basket, too! Beautiful colors.
I would never consider lime green "neutral", but it sure does look great in the rug!!!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Love your basket, and hope you get more shots of your friends when she is done too. Just great!
Wonderful pieces to look at, thanks for sharing..

Jacque said...

loved the pictures of the rugs. Thanks for sharing

Minick and Simpson said...

Maria
The colors in your flowers are fantastic! Looking forward to seeing lots of your great colors in the near future.
Fabulous work
Polly